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Michael Jordan Says He Could Score 100 in Today’s NBA,Would You Bet Against Him?

October 16th, 2010
More News, Notes, and Commentary at Rip City Report I'm going to tell you right off the get-go that you would be crazy to bet against Michael Jordan. Crazy. Insane. Ludicrous. Because Michael Jordan and great athletes like him, will stop at nothing to achieve success. They don't take no for an answer, ...

2010-2011 NBA Predictions: 10 Reasons Why Portland Will Win the West’s 2nd See

October 11th, 2010
More News, Notes, and Commentary at Rip City ReportThe Portland Trail Blazer virtually disappeared from the National scene after a promising season was moderately disrupted due to injuries.I say moderately disrupted because Portland was still able to win 50 games and make the playoffs despite a season of disappointments. Now that ...

2010-11 NBA Predictions: 5 Ways To Make The Golden State Warriors Relevant Again

October 10th, 2010
More News, Notes, and Commentary at Rip City ReportThe Golden State Warriors aren't a good team.Was that blunt enough?They just aren't, but they do have the talent to build something the could resemble a very good team within the next five seasons.It all starts with the odd man out, changing the ...

Erick Dampier To Portland Is A Possibility After Another Injury To A Blazer Big

October 8th, 2010
More News, Notes, and Commentary at Rip City Report The Portland Trail Blazers have had injury trouble (yeah, tell me something I didn't know). I could run through the entire list one more time, but I'm certain that you have heard it before. Long story short, if you are a Blazers ...

2010-2011 NBA Season Predictions:10 Players Who Will Greatly Exceed Expectations

October 8th, 2010
More News, Notes, and Commentary at Rip City ReportEvery year there are players and teams a like that exceed the national expectations. whether that is something caused by a lack of exposure to these players is beyond me, but it always seems like there is always at least one player that ...

Carmelo Anthony: 10 Reasons Why the New Jersey Nets Should Trade for Him ASAP

October 3rd, 2010
More News, Notes, and Commentary at Rip City ReportThe New Jersey Nets have been involved in many of the trade discussions revolving around almost every available big name player in the NBA.But most recently, the New Jersey Nets have been playing phone tag with the Denver Nuggets in regard to Carmelo ...

Charles Barkley Rightly Rips LeBron James A New One Over Race Comment

October 1st, 2010
More News, Notes, and Commentary at Rip City Report Charles Barkley may be one of the most difficult people to listen to on the air, but he has made a string of correct statements dating back to the pre-decision era. Charles Barkley was spot on once again about the recent LeBron James comments involving ...

NBA Power Rankings v.2: Are the Lakers Top Dog Heading Into Training Camp?

October 1st, 2010
More News, Notes, and Commentary at Rip City ReportEveryone likes to speculate about their favorite teams heading into the regular season.Most of the speculation revolves around how the new additions to the team will end up helping or hurting the team in the short term and the long run.How was the ...

LeBron James Alienates More Fans By Bringing Racism Into ‘The Decision’ Backlash

September 30th, 2010
More News, Notes, and Commentary at Rip City Report In a Primetime Interview on CNN, LeBron James took the discussion of 'The Decision' to another level. He brought race into the issue. CNN correspondent Soledad O'Brien mentioned that James' brand and name were "tarnished" because of his decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in ...

The Brandon Jacobs of the NBA: 10 NBA Players Most Prone to Violent Outbursts

September 26th, 2010
 More News, Notes, and Commentary at Rip City ReportThere are players that are a little ornery and then there are players that take it to the next level.And that next level can end with punches being thrown and multiple ejections resulting from just about anything.Yeah, in the real world it's called ...